Advisory Board on Education and Outreach (ABEO) for the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
“Dr hab Anna Izabella Zalewska from the Institute of Archaeology (University Maria Curie Sklodowska in Lublin) and Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of Polish Academy of Sciences has been appointed as an inaugural member of the Advisory Board on Education and Outreach for the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).
The Conference of States Parties (CSP), at its 20th session held in December 2015 at OPCW headquarters at the Hague, approved the establishment of ABEO. The Board is expected to provide specialist advice to the Director-General, policy-making organs, and to CSP in areas of education and outreach relevant to the Organisation’s mandate. The launch of the ABEO marks a significant step forward in the organisation’s education and outreach efforts.
Dr hab. Zalewska’s appointment is effective 1st January 2016 in accordance with the Terms of Reference of the Advisory Board on Education and Outreach (C-20/DEC.9, dated 3 December 2015), of which the Executive Council shall review the operation of the Advisory Board on Education and Outreach after three years. This appointment is based on her concept on Warning Monuments presented to the OPCW, based on the assumption of the active, creative and constructive roles of materiál remains connected to the painful past (including the use of chemical weapon in Total Wars) and her experiences in the field of education and outreach.
The first meeting of the Board is scheduled to take place at the OPCW Headquarters in The Hague on 28-29 April 2016.
Anna Zalewska will take active part also in the International Day for the Foundation of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, The Hague, 2-4 May 2016 http://www.opcwday.org/”.